It is an honor and privilege to serve as your 2023 President of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. As the incoming president, I am excited to lead one of the greatest and largest chapters not only in the State of Florida, but in the country and I am excited for what 2023 has in store.
I first would like to thank our 2022 Chapter President Patricia Stabler, SRA for all of her hard work and commitment to our Chapter and the Appraisal Institute. Thanks to Patricia’s dedication we will be offering a handful of new chapter developed classes on topics relevant to our practice and industry. Our chapter will continue to build on her vision and encourage our chapter members to develop educational courses that highlight their experience and expertise in relevant appraisal topics.
The President’s role and this chapter would not be possible and have the success without the help and assistance of our amazing Executive Director, Kourtney Wade. Kourtney along with our education committee chair, Kevin Hayes, MAI, have put together a diverse schedule of classroom and livestream offerings for 2023. This is the perfect year to expand your appraisal knowledge while gaining valuable education hours before your 2024 state renewal.
Once again, we have an outstanding group of officers: Vice President Michael Twitty, MAI, Treasurer Matt Terry, SRA, and Secretary Justin Butler, MAI in addition to all of our Directors and Region Representatives. I am confident this group will bring a wide range of new ideas and perspectives to our chapter.
The strong leadership of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is also demonstrated at the national level. Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA, is now the 2023 president-elect of the Appraisal Institute and also serves on AI’s Executive Committee and the policy-setting Board of Directors. Below is a complete list of our members on AI’s National Committees.
|Wes Sanders, MAI, AI-GRS||2023 Region X Vice Chair|
|Julie Battaglia, MAI, AI-GRS||2023 AI Women’s Initiative Committee Member|
|Ken Foltz, MAI, SRA||2023 Body of Knowledge Committee Member|
|Mike Jonas, MAI, AI-GRS||2023 National Nominating Committee Member|
|Rachel Zucchi, MAI||2023 Client Advisory Board and Professional Standards and Guidance Committee Member|
|Joni Herndon, SRA||2023 Region Government Relations Committee Member|
|Steven L. Nystrom, MAI||2023 International Relations Committee Member|
The goals and objectives for the year are to continue promoting the chapter-developed classes, continue to have great speakers presenting on relevant topics associated with our profession, networking with other organizations, and to include submarket updates/discussions from members at the chapter meetings.
We have a number of great chapter meetings/social events planned for this year that should be lots of fun. From Topgolf to a Tampa Bay Rays game, this is a time to connect with old friends, make new ones, and encourage/invite any Candidates for Designation and fellow appraisers to these events to show them what the Appraisal Institute and our great chapter is all about.
Your membership and participation in chapter events, education, and committees has been and will continue to be essential to the chapter’s growth. Feel free to reach out to myself or any of the board members with any thoughts or ideas on how to make the chapter the best that it can be.
I look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings this year!
Tim Sunyog, MAI
2023 Chapter President
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, Appraisal Institute